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Niche Spotlight – Maid of Sker

Maid of Sker

Today’s Spotlight is Maid of Sker, a first-person survival horror game by Wales Interactive.

Maid of Sker is heavily inspired by Welsh folklore, with several famous Welsh hymns playing a big role in the game. The game is set in 1898 and based on the folktale of Elisabeth Williams; a woman that was imprisoned by her father to prevent her from marrying her lover.

You play as Thomas Evans, a musician that is trying to rescue the woman he loves from the mysterious cult of the Quiet Ones. Armed with only a defensive sound device, Thomas will need to sneak around a remote hotel avoiding enemies that rely on their exceptional sense of hearing to track the player.

You can find the Suo Gân trailer for the game below.

Maid of Sker is available on Windows PC (via Steam), PlayStation 4, and Xbox One for $24.99.

You can find a rundown of the game (via Steam) below:


Brave the nightmares of the Quiet Ones. Do not panic…don’t even breathe!

Maid of Sker is a first-person survival horror, set in a remote hotel with a gory and macabre history from British folklore. Armed with only a defensive sound device, you’ll utilise stealth tactics to avoid death amongst a cult of sound-based AI enemies.

Set in 1898 and inspired by the haunting Welsh tale of Elisabeth Williams, this is a story of a family empire driven by torture, slavery, piracy and a supernatural mystery that suffocates the grounds of the hotel.

Created and developed by Wales Interactive with a plot crafted by the writing talent and designers behind the likes of SOMA, Don’t Knock Twice and Battlefield 1.

Features
• 3D sound-based AI system as the core survival mechanic.
• Realistic visuals featuring 4k uncapped on PC (1080p 60fps minimum).
• A chilling story inspired by Welsh folklore fusing psychological, gothic and British horror.
• Re-imagining of famous Welsh hymns Calon Lân (A Pure Heart), Suo-Gân (Welsh Lullaby) and Ar Hyd Y Nos (All Through the Night) from the spine-chilling voice of Tia Kalmaru.

With the support of the Creative Europe Programme – MEDIA of the European Union


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